Lions of St. Petersburg

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It is true, that lions is the symbol of the St. Petersburg. Walking in the city you can meet the images of lions almost everywhere: on the bridges, in facades of the houses and in the most of historical places.

So it is nothing surprising that the charity act, that took place in the city this summer, was called “The Lion Parade”.

See the exclusive footage of the Lion Parade from our special photographer.

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23 thoughts on “Lions of St. Petersburg”

  1. very cool!

    In 2002, Washington DC had a similar exibition with donkeys and elephants (the donkey is the symbol of the Democratic party, the elephant is the symbol of the Republican party)… there were 200 donkey and elephant statues that were placed all over the city, decorated and painted by local artists. Here are some samples:

    http://jophan.org/safari/
    http://www.narpac.org/PARTY.HTM#

    In 2004 there was a similar art exhibition, this time focusing on pandas – the Washington DC National Zoo had just received a panda (or a new baby panda was born… can’t remember), and the whole town was caught in the adorable grip of panda fever. Here’s a slide show of the pandas that were placed all over town (click on the NEXT button to see more):

    http://www.pandamaniadc.org/Pandaframe_1.htm

    Moscow needs to put on its own show… PREVYED, MEDVED anyone???

  2. Hah, I guess this is a worldwide phenomenon again (like the wacky Medieval Fair people from yesterday). Here in Texas, in Dallas, there are Pegasus statues like this all over town painted in different ways. There is even a giant one downtown on top of a building.

    • No dude you’ve got it all wrong and I mean completely wrong. The Pegasus is the company emblem of Mobile Oil. There is a neon Pegasus on the Dallas skyline.

      Over in Fort Worth (Cowtown / Where the West Begins), there was an artist that made a bunch of life size ceramic horses a few years ago for a charity auction. Some of these cows are scattered around the metroplex.

      There are also some cows on outside of Dallas’s Reunion Arena & Convention Center ( http://www.journal-topics.com/photos/2006/TR-Dallas.jpg).

  3. In BC, Canada we’ve got painted bears all over the place. Here’s a photo gallery of them:
    http://www.spiritbearsinthecity.com/index.php/content/gallery-vancouver.html

    It’s neat to see that this is a world wide sort of thing.

  4. Here in San Jose, California a few years ago we had a very similar art exhibition. All around the city were identical sculptures of sharks, but each one painted differently. (sharks because that’s the mascot of the city’s hockey team)

  5. Here is a hint. If the grammar and punctuation is butchered, it is one of just one of my fans. It is very flattering to have so many impersonators though.

  6. Oops looks like my first attempt didn’t make it;

    I said: we had the same Lions things in Saarbrücken (germany) back in 2000

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